Building Systems Maintenance Worker – City of Richmond

14 July 2023

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The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.

People l Excellence l Leadership l Team l Innovation

Imagine a career with the City of Richmond, a dynamic environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan city, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community.

Building Systems Maintenance Worker

This is skilled technical work involving the inspection, maintenance, repair, service, and diagnosis of HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning), refrigeration, Plumbing, Building Automation System (BAS) and related systems in Municipal buildings. The work includes preventative maintenance tasks of considerable variety as well as repairs which are scheduled, emergency, or resulting from user concerns.

Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Schedule the work and perform diagnostic and repairs of related equipment and systems arising out of work orders and service requests.
  • Perform general and emergency maintenance of water features, including winterization of related equipment, and coordination of internal and external stakeholders to facilitate seasonal start-up and shutdown maintenance procedures.
  • Ensure all maintenance and repair related work performed conforms to standards and procedures.
  • Implement an automated preventative maintenance schedule for all Municipal stationary equipment and support systems in accordance with usage patterns.
  • Perform administrative work including but not limited to creating work orders, managing calendar and email, reconciling credit card receipts, creating purchase requisitions, reviewing and approving contractor invoices, etc.
  • Perform monthly maintenance of emergency generators, HVAC equipment, i.e. filter, belt changes, general upkeep of mechanical rooms and other related building/facility duties as needed. Monitor, troubleshoot and perform diagnostic repairs on BAS.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Sound and thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, tools and equipment used in building support services, maintenance and repair work.
  • Sound and thorough knowledge of the functions, operations and maintenance of HVAC and BAS equipment and services.
  • Sound and thorough knowledge of the functions, operations and maintenance of plumbing and electrical equipment and services.
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical causes of equipment breakdown, identify potential problems and to operate, maintain and make skilled repairs to HVAC equipment and related systems.
  • Ability to plan, implement and execute automated preventative maintenance, servicing and schedules.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in the performance of varied maintenance and repair tasks. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts. Ability to interpret blueprints and plans and to prepare and maintain reports and records related to the work, manually or using a computer terminal.
  • Skill in the use and care of tools related to the work.
  • Proven experience in operation and maintenance of LEED/high performance buildings

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by one (1) year related technical program such as Power Engineering or related courses at a vocational institute, plus 2 to 5 years’ of sound related experience in building maintenance operation, OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Power Engineering Certificate 
  • Plumbing TQ or Red Seal certification
  • HVAC TQ or Red Seal certification

Working Conditions:

  • Duties are performed regularly on site with administrative work completed in an office environment. 
  • The work requires ability to work in confined spaces, attics, and ceiling voids that are located internally and externally at ground level and on rooftop locations with regular bending, kneeling, standing and climbing of ladders. There is also exposure to dust, live power, and high noise levels when equipment is operating.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

The City of Richmond offers a competitive pay and benefits program, attractive incentives and a compressed work day schedule. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada,” please submit your application by following the instructions below:

The City of Richmond uses an applicant tracking system for candidates wishing to view and apply for available career opportunities. For further information regarding position details and to apply, please visit our website at

We are accepting applications until August 11, 2023

The City of Richmond is an inclusive employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. No telephone inquiries please.
This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.